View Full Version : Well, THAT explains it

06-24-2019, 02:23 PM
Customers are my new place of employment have 'points cards' that can be used either here or at another business (they are, in fact, more useful at the other business). They also have a credit card put out by "my" business that allows them to collect points.

A customer was pressing his credit card to the machine to signal it to add points as needed with his purchase, but wasn't getting the little 'chirp' that indicated the card was accepted. In fact, there was a message on my monitor saying "Account denied" or something similar.

Me: :confused: "I'm sorry, sir, I don't know what's going on."

I page for help.

Somebody comes over and I explain the situation.

They look at the credit card on the machine.

Coworker: "That's because it's a credit card for [Totally Unrelated Store]."

Ooops ...

06-29-2019, 04:09 PM
BTDT...though with a gas card for a different filling station chain.

Food Lady
07-05-2019, 07:24 AM
I have, at different times, tried to use my Macy's card at Target and tried to use my Target card at Macy's. They were both red and sparkly.

07-07-2019, 03:25 AM
I had a couple of kids with their mom come through my line the other day buying stuff to hold a fundraiser for the local Humane Society.

Now, we at present are fundraising for the local YMCA. I have a little sticker posted where I can see it (as I face the customer) that says so.

But for some reason, for the ENTIRE day, I kept nearly saying "Would you like to support the Humane Society?" instead of the YMCA ...

Nearly saying, that is, until I actually DID say it ...

Me: "Dang, I knew I was going to do that sooner or later!!" (I explained why it had happened.)

Customer: :lol::lol:

07-07-2019, 02:50 PM
I guess they both favor "no kill".

07-09-2019, 02:16 AM
My HSA card won't buy groceries. Now "HSA" is written in big letters with a Sharpie across it.

07-09-2019, 01:08 PM
Went to Costco one day, instead of getting out my Costco card to show the front door person, I showed them the access card I use to unlock the doors at work. (doh)

07-10-2019, 02:57 AM
I've tried to use my debit card to check out library books, and once tried to use my library card (at a store near the library) to pay for a purchase. :)

I've also tried to use my car's remote to open my front door, or the gate remote to open my car.